The 35,000 sf Cohen’s Distribution Center and regional offices are located in Donovan’s Industrial Park in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. The site is centrally located with easy access to regional highway networks.
The building combines a large furniture distribution warehouse with a two-story office building as the main head office. The warehouse is a pre-engineered steel construction allowing for maximum flexibility within its interior, while the exterior is covered in white steel cladding. The office building at the front is covered in curtain-wall glazing combined with black aluminum panels contrasting with the white steel warehouse. This stark contrast in color highlights the different functionality of the back and front portions of the building.
The entrance is slightly off-center highlighting the asymmetry of the main facade. The main design feature in the building is the corner staircase lit by a large glass curtain-wall accentuating the main corner of the building.